What is Pecha Kucha?

The name “Pecha Kucha” comes from a Japanese phrase that means “the sound of chit chat.”  It was created as a way for people to meet and talk about their ideas.  Presentations are made up of a slideshow of 20 images, with each image shown for exactly 20 seconds.  This 20×20 format makes every presentation 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.  Why was it created this way, you ask?  It keeps presentations short, fast-paced, and entertaining!

Check out this video of a Pecha Kucha presentation that explains what a Pecha Kucha presentation is:

What can people present on?

The key to a great presentation is to present on something you love or feel passionately about. A lot of people use Pecha Kucha presentations to talk about their latest creative ideas, while others share personal stories and life lessons they have learned along the way.  For this year’s IDPD Event, we would like people to have a disability-related theme to their presentations.

Here are a few examples of Pecha Kucha presentations performed at last years event:

  1. Kuen Tang
  2. Ray Royer
  3. Dr. Heidi Janz
  4. Disability Employer Connections (DEC)
  5. Dr. Gary Faulkner


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IDPD 2015


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  • Every year on December 3rd, people around the world celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities. First declared by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities serves to increase awareness and understanding of persons with disabilities and the issues that impact their lives.
  • The City of Edmonton and its Community Partners are committed to creating an inclusive community that honors the contributions of all its citizens. Since December 3rd, 2003 the City of Edmonton has actively been celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This event celebrates the ability of persons with disabilities and importance of inclusion for all citizens.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Ramada Edmonton Hotel and Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway, 119th Street and Kingsway, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5

Note: Parking, admission and lunch are all FREE-presented to you by the Sponsors of the 2015 IDPD Committee.

Contact: Leslie Tanzi 


Phone: 780-496-1472